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Ethics Commission
Meetings are held as needed at City Hall:
166 Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383



Contact Phone

Term Expiration Date

Valparaiso University 219.464.5034 December 31, 2016
Jon Schmaltz 219.769.1313 N/A - Attorney
Analisa Waring, Chamber of Commerce 219.462.1701 December 31, 2016
Bob Porter, Porter Hospital 219.462.0072 December 31, 2016
At-Large 219.531.5914 December 31, 2014
Tim Sutherland, Largest Business 219-531-4708 December 31, 2016
 Bill Oeding, City of Valparaiso  
 Ethics Officer     
 219.462.1161  N/A -  City Administrator

The mission of the City of Valparaiso Ethics Commission is to uphold the highest standards of integrity in city government.

We envision Valparaiso as a community that is respected for fostering ethics in government.

Culture of honesty
Worthy of public trust
Service to others
Shared commitment to integrity
Respect for public service
. Fairness for all

Develop and enact an on-going ethics education program
Act as a resource to provide advisory opinions and interpret rules and regulations
Respond to complaints, investigate, and make recommendations
Review periodically the Ethics Ordinance and policies

Responsibilities & Resources
Mayor Jon Costas works with members of the Ethics Commission to create a plan to promote ethics in the city and its administration. The City Council passed an ordinance defining the scope of ethics and its application throughout city government. The information below includes the ordinance as well as process descriptions: